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When does an MOT expire?

Wednesday 29th November 2023

An MOT lasts for a year and is valid until midnight of its expiry date. You can find the date it runs out printed on your current MOT pass certificate.   When does a new car require its first MOT?  It is a legal requirement in the UK that a vehicle older than 3 years from the date of first registr... Read More

Why does my car smell of petrol?

Tuesday 28th November 2023

Strange odours inside your car can stem from various factors. For instance, if you notice a musty smell, it could be related to the aircon. Alternatively, the smell of burning rubber could be caused by issues with your brakes or tyres. This guide will explore the reasons why you might smell petrol i... Read More

DVLA scam texts to be aware of

Monday 27th November 2023

Over the years, there have been countless complaints from victims of online scams. Major companies including Amazon, PayPal or HMRC have all been at the centre of scam emails from perpetrators committing fraud.   More recently, these scammers have moved on to using text messages as part of their sc... Read More

Why you should use your Air Conditioning in Winter

Friday 24th November 2023

For most modern cars, when you turn on the function that de-mists your windscreen, the air conditioning system automatically comes on as well. But why is this the case? Why should you use your air conditioning system in the winter? Learn all you need to know in our helpful guide.   How to use you... Read More

What causes heavy steering?

Thursday 23rd November 2023

Does your steering wheel feel heavy? Are you finding it hard to turn? Learn why, and how to avoid heavy steering from our helpful guide.  What is heavy steering?  Heavy steering is when the steering wheel of your vehicle feels stiff and difficult to turn, making it harder to control your vehicle a... Read More

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  • All info said to drop car off BEFORE 08.30. Got there for 08.15 only to be told by staff In the workshop that the office doesn't open till 08.30 so had to wait.

    - Anthony, Farnborough - Mar 14, 2024
  • Car went in for 4 wheel tracking. Received a phone call after initial checks carried out and was advised costs, so proceeded with the work. Received a second phone call when work was completed. Will use garage again for other work in future.

    - Wisbech - Mar 5, 2024
  • The staff are very good at what they do and what they know, never had an issue with Formula One and will continue to use them.

    - Kian, Leicester (Wigston) - Apr 4, 2024
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